March 19, 2011 |
The fascination with Ernest Hemingway's years in Paris in the early 1920s seems to never die. Witness the sudden rise on bestseller lists across the country of "The Paris Wife," Paula McLain's novel narrated by the first of Hemingway's four wives, Hadley Richardson. She tells the story of their years together; 1920-27. Hemingway himself found these years fascinating ? in 1956, thirty years after his marriage to Richardson had ended, the author found an old trunk full of notebooks from that time in storage at the Paris Ritz.
December 9, 2010 |
Based on a posthumously published novel, "Hemingway's Garden of Eden," directed by John Irvin from an adaptation by James Scott Linville, tells the story of a writer (Jack Huston), his wife ( Mena Suvari) and the heiress ( Caterina Murino) who ignites a brief passion among all three. Handsomely presented, with locations in Spain and Africa, the film at moments accomplishes its ambitions of being a tart piece of steamed-up Jazz Age storytelling (casting Richard E. Grant as a drunken friend crisply ups the ante for most any film)
October 8, 2010 |
It's past midnight on a recent Friday night in Hollywood and Johnny Zander, owner of a new bar and lounge named Hemingway's , is slightly agitated. He's concerned that his new place, which is themed around writer Ernest Hemingway, is too crowded. Earlier in the evening, Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party had decided to use Hemingway's as the unofficial gathering place for an after-party and, in keeping with the de rigueur customs of a post-"Hills" lifestyle, its organizers tweeted about it. Now, with last call a mere second-hand's sweep around the clock dial away, Hemingway's is packed hip-to-hip with tall, wasp-waisted young women with fine bone structure and skirts the size of pocket squares.
June 17, 2010
Glenn Beck's radio show has signed up its 400th outlet, L.A.'s KRLA-AM (870). The conservative firebrand will be heard from 6 to 9 a.m. starting July 6. "I have been doing radio since I was 13 years old, so this milestone is particularly meaningful to me," Beck said in a statement. "I am glad to join KRLA and look forward to continuing to grow our show as we bring the fusion of entertainment and enlightenment to millions of listeners every day." "The Glenn Beck Program" started on 47 stations in 2002.
July 27, 2009 |
Wearing a wool fisherman's sweater in 90-degree heat, a Texas man won an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest at a Key West, Fla., festival honoring the late Nobel Prize-winning author. White-bearded David Douglas, 55, bested 139 other contenders at the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, staged Saturday night. Douglas' attire emulated Hemingway's appearance in a famous 1957 photograph by Yousuf Karsh. "It's very possible the sweater did it," a perspiring Douglas said of his victory.
September 28, 2008 |
George Bernard Shaw's typewriter is up for grabs at AbeBooks.com -- it could be yours for roughly $8,600. Shaw's most lasting work, the play "Pygmalion" (which inspired "My Fair Lady"), was not written on this typewriter. Because he wrote "Pygmalion" in 1913 and didn't acquire this one until 1935. Shaw did use this typewriter but for other writing.
September 26, 2008 |
The famous six-toed cats at Ernest Hemingway's island home aren't going anywhere. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with the federal government that allows the 50 or so cats to continue to roam the grounds, ending a five-year battle that could have resulted in the felines being removed or caged. Most of the cats descend from Snowball, a cat given to the novelist in 1935.
February 29, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- He's at it again. He won't leave me alone. Can you file a restraining order against an author who's been dead for 46 years? Probably not, you say? Rotten luck. Then I'll just have to find some other way of persuading Ernest Hemingway to get out of my head, to move along, to find some other poor soul to bother. Ignoring him doesn't work.